Janet Maher, the Edward Jones financial advisor in Milton, still remembers the day she decided to join the financial services firm. That was 15 years ago.
"After learning how Edward Jones financial advisors were required to meet many members of a community before even being able to open an office, I knew this was the right firm for me," Maher said. "Personal service for individual investors is key to the success and longevity of Edward Jones, and I'm proud to be celebrating 15 years of representing those values."
The fact that Maher works in the same community in which she lives is unique among financial services firms, most of which do their business by phone. By establishing one-broker offices in communities throughout the country, however, Edward Jones enables its financial advisors to establish one-on-one business relationships with its investors.
"The strength and spirit of this area is synonymous with our firm. Sussex County has been a great place to call home," Maher said.
Linda Mecham, the senior branch office administrator in Maher's office, will celebrate her 17th anniversary with Edward Jones in October. Together, Maher and Mecham have 32 years of experience providing personal service to individual investors with Edward Jones.
"Linda is an asset to our clients and our firm," said Maher. "I would like to recognize her for the excellent service she provides to our clients."
"I've enjoyed doing business the old-fashioned way - in person," Maher said. "And I am looking forward to many more years serving the investment needs of my friends, neighbors and business associates."
Edward Jones provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its affiliate, in Canada.
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